For so work the honey-bee
Creatures that by a rule in nature
Teach the act of order
To a peopled kingdom.
They have a king
And officer of sorts.
Shakespeare, King Henry V
hakespeare did not know, that the queen was the chief bee officer,
royal jelly (RJ) being the wonderous food, produced by bees for raising her to live several years, while the nursing bees live in summer only 2-3 weeks, and 4-5 months in winter....
The food for the bee queen is produced by special management of the bee colonies.
In one bee season a royal jelly beekeeper can produce about 500 g of this precious jelly.
The main significance of royal jelly in nutrition lies, in its functional health-promoting properties. The most important, all tested in cell and animal experiments, are:
bio-stimulating and anti-fatigue;
activating the vegetative and central nervous system, increasing weight in many animals; life prolonging and anti-stress and tranquilising in mice experiments;
anti-artheriosclerotic and heart-protecting; antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal;
radiation-protective; immuno-modulating and anti-cancerogenic.
In medicine it is used most of all in pediatry and geriatry.
You can download for free the Royal Jelly Book,if you are member of the Bee Hexagon Knowledge Network (free membership offered).
The book will be updated, look at the publication date.